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Real Time Strategy (Games)

Submission + - Wesnoth 1.4.0

ehovland writes: "It seems that Battle for Wesnoth has released its latest version (1.4.0). Time to reawaken the overlord in you and start trashing Orcs!"

Submission + - MS responds to Vista's network and audio problems. (

quirdan writes: With the publishing of the discovery of the connection between Vista's poor networking performance and audio activities last week, word quickly spread around the Internet. No doubt this grabbed Microsoft's attention, and they have decided to respond to the issue. Microsoft state they are working on a technical documentation, as well as applying a slight sugar coating to the symptoms. Apparently they believe almost a 90% drop in networking performance is "slight," only affects reception of data, and that this performance trade-off is necessary to simply play an MP3 or a Windows 'ding' sound. Come on — this is 2007, not 1997.

Submission + - Skype reads /etc/passwd 1

An anonymous reader writes: According to this post in the Skype Linux Forums Skype tries to read out the /etc/passwd as well as some other files and directories. At this time, there is no official statement from Skype concerning this matter.
Classic Games (Games)

Journal Journal: Lemmings: The Complete History.

Mike Dailly explains how this iconic Amiga game evolved from a simple challenge: Could a walking man be animated in an 8x8 box?

The resulting animation, drawn in an hour over lunchtime, was funny enough to inspire one of the most involving games of all time. Lemmings was released in 1991, and has been ported to almost every computer platform in existence.

Theory is gray, but the golden tree of life is green. -- Goethe